BELTON, TX — The City of Belton is initiating Stage 2 Drought Conditions with the goal of reducing water consumption citywide by 10 percent in order to avoid water shortages.
"While there is not currently a drought, the conservation of water is necessary at this time to support the City’s water supplier, Bell County Water Control Improvement District No. 1, which is facing extremely high demand," the City of Belton said in a statement.
Without conservation efforts, there could be temporary water shortages in Belton, according to the city.
Here is how residents can help:
- As pipes unfreeze, if a water leak is detected in your home turn the water off immediately. If you need assistance, call anytime, day or night, at 254-933- 5823.
- Limit water usage during peak times (6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.).
- Stop dripping faucets.
- Do not store water in bathtubs.
- Avoid running dishwashers and washing machines.
- Make sure irrigation systems are off, until restrictions are lifted.
- Take showers instead of baths.
The City of Belton is also coordinating with large water users to help reduce consumption levels, and has additional staff available over the next week to assist responding to the potential needs of residents in a timely manner.